Confirmed cases in UK fall to pre-lockdown level


The UK has recorded its lowest number of daily confirmed coronavirus cases – 958 – since the lockdown began.

The number of daily virus deaths also fell to 15, the lowest figure since 15 March, the day before the government began its daily televised briefings.

However, the number of deaths are often lower on Mondays due to reporting lags over the weekend.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to confirm further easing of lockdown rules in England on Tuesday.

The new government figures on Monday show that for the first time both the number of deaths and the number of positive tests are back at pre-lockdown levels.

On 23 March, when the UK went into lockdown, 967 cases were recorded. And that was before testing was massively ramped up – with tests now available to anyone with symptoms.


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